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carolina to new england to canada as a massive storm bears down on the east coast. we'll get the latest from the director of the national hurricane center. he's standing by live. and russia's military is blowing up tanks and missile launchers with a lot of air. we'll show you what's behind this secret inflatable arsenal. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with the breaking news. an oil and gas production platform caught fire in the gulf of mexico today about 100 miles off the coast of louisiana. mariner energy, the company that owns the platform, says the fire began at one of seven active wells connected to the rig. 13 workers were forced overboard, but the coast guard says no one was hurt. the coast guard reports an oil sheen, although the company says there was no hydrocarbon spill. production from the platform recently averaged about 9 million cubic feet of natural gas and 1,400 barrels of oil each day. let's get some more from cnn's tom forman who is working this story for us. what do we know, tom? >> reporter: hi, wolf, mainly what we don't know at this
canada could also see a direct hit but for us, for the u.s., the worst of the storm has really stayed off shore. that's not to say that folks across eastern north carolina up towards the delmarva are not going to see a pretty fierce storm in its path. there's the worst of the heavy rain right now. chesapeake bay and up towards new jersey and long island and then, of course, massachusetts. here's our future radar giving you a picture of what's going to happen within the next 12 to 24 hours. there's new york, this afternoon, just kind of skirting eastern long island. we will get some rain bands as well here in new york. but certainly, not the massive storm that we could have expected if it indeed continued northward. there's boston, cape cod on the islands, still concerned about you. you're still under a hurricane warning because we are expecting we could see some hurricane-force winds. there's the tra. we are going to get a new advisory at 8:00 but as of now, still a category 2. expected to weaken which is great news. just off shore of eastern massachusetts, there's cape cod and then movin
. the largest quantities come from india, china and canada. while these ingredients are produced in fact reas overseas that are approved by the f.d.a. , they rarely get inspected by federal regulators. allan coukell , a pharmacist and director of the medical safety program at the pew health group says in the last decade, the number of plants in india and china making ingredients for the american market has doubled at a time when f.d.a. has fewer resources to inspect them. >> if you're manufacturing overseas, you might never see an inspector after the initial inspection at the beginning of your manufacturing process. when inspections do go on overseas, they tend to be much short than domestic inspections. they're generally preannounced-- meaning the manufacturer has time to prepare ,-- and if problems are identified, the agency is much less able to go back subsequently and follow up to see whether the problems were adequately corrected. >> reporter: in 2008, 81 people died in the u.s. after being given the blood thinner heparin. ingredients for its manufacture came from china. heparin is made
. this next story, if you're driving down the street, this happens to be in canada, but if you're driving down the street and see that, what do you see? >> i see a kid getting very big. i mean, first reaction it looks like a kid in the middle of the road playing with a ball. >> look at that closely. you're driving down the street, you would think you're about to come up and hit a kid. that's the idea behind this. and it gives this 3d illusion, but they're trying a new system here to try to get people to slow down by giving this 3d illusion. naturally, reynolds, you could fool somebody, so what could possibly be the problem here? >> people would get used to it, become accustomed to it, so when you a real situation with a real child chasing the ball, there -- there you go. >>he other part people are concerned about, possibly what if you see that and think it is a real child and you swerve and you actually do hit, god forbid, a child or another vehic because you're swerving trying to miss what you think is a -- >> that's ait terrifying prospe. it really is. scary stuff. >> once you get used tous
in monrewl canada has been speaking to a group and advocating very strongly that 190 countries take the next store up in airport screening by advocating the use of these full body scanners. in an interview with usa today she said we need to move to the next stage of screenings. there continues to be a threat stream about taking down a commercial airliner in part because it was used successfully before and could have a huge impact. just to give you context here. if there is a piece of advice i've had over the years it's like terrorism is like water it takes the path of least resistance and we are dealing with a thinking enemy. they understand the type of improvements we've made for the screening process, that's why we saw the evolution in the type of attack with the attempted bombing on christmas day, with the underwear -- with the bomb concealed in the underwear. that is an evolution in the tactic and it's also an indicator that when it comes to airline security al-qaida and others are watching what we are doing, they are trying to take steps to circumvent that security which is why the secr
Search Results 0 to 7 of about 8 (some duplicates have been removed)